Rusty Rhoad Joins Us Today!

Awesome interview between two fantastic writers!


The Other Side of Writing

Rusty sure brings things into perspective for me!


Last night, SusanH and I joined Stella at the EatReadRate meet the author dinner for the quarter.  I thoroughly enjoyed the night.  Dinner was excellent, the company even better.  The guests . . . well.

There were 4 authors.  Big names all.  New York Times Bestseller list kind of big.  Romance writers.

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Chapter 35: Avalon, S.C.


I was up with the sun, not surprisingly since there was nothing between it and my eyelids.  What did surprise me is that I was totally refreshed, with no residual soreness from my sleeping arrangements.  Or from my midnight walk in stocking feet.  It’s good to know that 32 isn’t too old to sleep on the ground, despite my penchant for a firm, comfortable mattress at home.  Particularly since getting a Winnebago out to the island was going to be pretty tough.

There was one lukewarm cup of coffee left in my thermos, but I didn’t bother to start the fire back up to reheat it.  I’d brought a breakfast bar and an orange which tided me over.  Having roasted meat over a fire the night before, I didn’t feel compelled to burn bacon as well.

I poured a jug of water over the still-hot embers, then hauled another one…

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Interview with Romance Author Linda Bennett Pennell…

An awesome interview with a fantastic author!

VIOLETTA RAND: A Splash of Romance

Greetings all. Its been a long lovely week of edits and reading. Time to take a break and welcome a talented new author, Ms. Linda Bennett Pennell. We’re lucky to get a glimpse of her unique story, Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel. Its really an exciting read.

Let’s meet Linda…


What inspired you to become a writer? 

I came to fiction early and late.  My first true creative writing experience was senior year of high school in Miss Miller’s English IV class.  She was masterful in teaching writing and about life.  Thank you, Miss Miller, wherever you are.  BUT, when I got to college, I was sidetracked with all the expository writing required of a history major.  Grad school only compounded the problem. About five years ago, I decided that I had put off the creativity far too long and came back full circle to fiction.

Are you a plotter…

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